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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-01-28 #120

    You will be able to enter your Windows 8 product key to activate Windows 10 with.

    Since your Windows 8 came preinstalled on the OEM laptop, the product key will be embedded in the UEFI firmware chip and automatically detected and activated by Windows 10 during Windows Setup.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 5
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       2016-01-28 #121

    Brink said: View Post
    You will be able to enter your Windows 8 product key to activate Windows 10 with.

    Since your Windows 8 came preinstalled on the OEM laptop, the product key will be embedded in the UEFI firmware chip and automatically detected and activated by Windows 10 during Windows Setup.
    I'm unable to boot from USB. When i go to the boot menu it only gives 2 options:
    - OS boot manager
    - Boot from EFI file

    When i select the first one, it tries to boot windows as normal, but doesnt do anything.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-01-28 #122

    If you haven't already, use OPTION TWO below to create the USB.

    USB Flash Drive - Create to Install Windows 10

    In addition, double check using the tutorial below to see if anything may apply.

    USB Drive - Boot from in Windows 10
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  4. Joined : Jan 2016
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       2016-01-28 #123

    Thank you I have it reinstalled now.
    Only thing I noticed is I get the operating system option everytime I boot up asking whether I want to boot to Windows 8 or Windows 10. How do I remove this?
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-01-28 #124

    If you removed that, it would make hard to select to boot to Windows 8 or Windows 10.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2016
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       2016-01-28 #125

    I only want to boot to Windows 10
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,430
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-01-28 #126

    In that case, please go ahead and create a new thread for removing Windows 8 since it's not related to resetting Windows, and I'll be happy to try and help.

    Be sure to include your bcdedit details along with screenshots showing your Disk Management.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 37
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       2016-02-12 #127

    Brink said: View Post
    A factory restore would take you back to what was originally installed on the OEM PC.
    Meaning, full bloat? Is that the norm now for PCs from OEMs (Windows 10)? I thought this feature would take you back to pure Windows, or maybe just Windows+needed drivers, but "remove all apps and programs that didn't come with this pc" probably literally means "PC" and not "Windows." Thanks.

    I saw one article mention this, so I think it may be a matter of tracking down where the package is:

    "However, Windows will restore the system to a known-good state before installing the manufacturer-provided software and configuration changes. These changes will be stored separately in a different package. You’ll be able to delete this manufacturer-provided package of software and changes from a Windows 10 PC and then run a refresh or reset. This will restore your computer to a fresh state with only Microsoft’s own Windows software installed and no manufacturer-provided junkware installed."
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2016-02-12 #128

    Hello rseiler,

    I'm afraid so for using an OEM reset.

    If you like, you could do a clean install instead to not have the OEM factory bloatware.

    Windows 10 - Clean Install
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  10. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home
       2016-03-21 #129

    Can't Rest my PC


    After a couple of window updates my calculator no longer works, digging into this issue I've encountered a number of other problems; I can't open image files (it crashes file explorer), windows system restore fails (and it fails to "undo" a failed system restore) so I figured re-installing windows at this point would be worth a shot.

    Trying to Reset my PC will leave me at a blue language setup page "Choose your Keyboard Layout", but doesn't allow me to choose an option. It seems my keyboard/mouse are disabled at this point. Any help here?
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